Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Coal Combustion Residuals

Municipal solid waste landfills can safely manage CCR from coal-burning electric utilities, and changing regulations may increase the market for off-site disposal of CCR. But landfills should accept CCR only after adjusting their procedures to reflect the special characteristics of CCR materials.

Mike McLaughlin is a senior vice president of SCS Engineers and a member of the SEER Waste and Resource Recovery Committee.

Published in the Waste and Resource Recovery Committee Newsletter, August 2015